Position Title: Counselor Department: NEOCC
Supervisor: Manager / Coordinator Job Family: Clinical
FLSA status: Exempt EEO Code: Professional
Effective Date: 01/19
Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Clinical Management
Screening and Intake
Assists Intake Coordinator with screens for new clients to determine client appropriateness for admission to the program and conducts intake interviews of new clients admitted to the program
New Client Orientation
Assists Intake Coordinator with orientation sessions with clients newly admitted to the program to ensure that all clients understand and acknowledge all program rules, regulations and expectations
Conducts CIAI-C assessment interviews with new clients and prepares psychosocial histories
Identifies client presenting problems in preparation for treatment plan development
Treatment Planning and Implementation
Develops initial and individualized treatment plans which address client presenting problems
Develops targeted behavioral goals and appropriate treatment modalities
Specifies target dates for attaining stated treatment objectives
Monitors, evaluates and documents client progress toward attaining treatment goals, and revises treatment plans as needed to enhance client outcomes
Maintains case documentation in confidential files
Follows standardized operating procedures and practices for service delivery that ensure client confidentiality, timely and appropriate care, and quality client outcomes
Provides individual and group counseling services to clients and their families
Provides crisis intervention services to clients
Functions as part of a treatment team to ensure that client needs are being systematically and comprehensively addressed
Prepares client discharge summaries and aftercare plans
Makes referrals to other organizations or providers at the time of case closing, if appropriate during active treatment and / or at the time of case closings
Assists case managers in scheduling events, activities, and appointments for clients when needed.
II. Quality Assurance and Improvement
a. Maintains complete, legible, and timely documentation of client progress.
b. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as stipulated in the agency Continuous Quality Improvement Plan.
c. Works with data entry in order to ensure organized, complete and filed charts.
a. Attends all mandatory meetings and training sessions.
b. Completes all training requirements.
c. All other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Knowledge of core program services
Broad clinical/problem assessment skills with specialization in alcohol and other drug assessment and intervention
Knowledge of individual counseling and group facilitation techniques
Crisis intervention skills
Knowledge of community-based resources and accessing insurance benefits
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Computer literacy beneficial
Credentials / Academic Requirements:
Bachelors degree in a human services related discipline or comparable job experience
Minimum of two (2) years work experience in counseling or social work settings
LSW or LPC with Chemical Dependency focus
Must possess either Chemical Dependency Counselor certification or be registered with the Ohio Credentialing Board as a candidate for CDC certification
Job Type: Full-time
counseling: 2 years (Preferred)
Youngstown, OH (Preferred)
United States (Required)